JA Kochi prefecture Nakamura branch office Okimi subcommittee - I want to import fruits from Japan.

JA Kochi prefecture Nakamura branch office, Sales Section, 415-1 Saoka, Shimanto City, Kochi Prefecture 787-0009
Contact information
  • 0880-34-3200
  • hat-Nakamura-hanbai@Ja-kochi.or.jp
Export system and facility development.
In December 2018, farms, and a sorting and packaging facility were registered for handling exports to Thailand. Then in January 2020, the facility was verified as fulfilling all requirements. This was followed by initiatives at the sorting facility, where products are inspected and improvements are made, to acquire certification under the Kochi Prefectural version of GAP. We are working closely with markets in Osaka and Tokyo, where we do business, to try and ascertain local needs.
PR activities overseas
We engage in business negotiations with overseas buyers in the Osaka and Tokyo markets in carrying out surveys of local evaluations and needs. Leaflets with information in Japanese and English on the characteristics of Okimi strawberries are placed inside the fancy boxes to promote the product.
Characteristics and strengths of businesses (producers)
On-site review meetings, public exposure events, etc., are held by the subcommittee to ensure the strict enforcement of size, color and shape standards during sorting, and the sharing of awareness among all subcommittee members for the cultivation policy through the distribution of pesticide lists, etc. This is done with the aim of bolstering cultivation skills and standardizing quality.
Production and export volume information
  • Area planted with variety Around 100 ha
  • Production quantity Around 13.5 t
  • Quantity available for export(annually) Around 7 t
  • Quantity available for export (per export) Around 50 kg
  • Minimum quantity available for export Around 7 kg
  • Total export quantity per region Exported amount: Around 7 t (amounts exported to different countries are not designated)
Trademarks and certifications
  • Patents None
  • GI certification None
  • Various other certifications None
Introduction video